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Kelly Kountz Photo / Courtesy of Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Gallatin Valley Land Trust Land Transfer Enhances Recreation

Rachel Leathe of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle took these photos of a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 16 that celebrated the transfer of 160 acres of land in Middle Cottonwood Canyon to the Forest Service for public use and recreation. The Chronicle article highlighted the work of Gallatin Valley Land Trust in purchasing and conserving the land until public ownership was possible. The ribbon-cutting ceremony (below, left) shows Corey Lewellen, Bozeman district ranger for the Custer Gallatin National Forest, cutting the ribbon, flanked by GVLT executive director Chet Work (left) and GVLT conservation director Brendan Weiner (right). In the photo below at right Chet Work and Brendan Weiner hold up a map of the property. The Chronicle article also pointed out a group of mountain goats observed the ceremony from a ledge above.